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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

F is for Follow-ups - A Bunch of Them!

Over the last few weeks several things have come in or turned up one way or another, adding to previous posts, so time for a mixed follow-up on various subjects!

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This was included in Chris Smith's recent donation to the Blog, and is a variation on the Lone Star shooting-game Indians' score-20 figure as we looked at recently (I won't post a link, it's about three posts now, but the Long Star tag will take you to all of them!), which seems to suggest (given other things I know) that they were only available in red or yellow, but were available in both colours, probably alternating set-by-set.

Paul Morehead; editor of Plastic Warrior magazine; has informed me there were two other score-numbers, but that follow-up is due in PW itself, at some point soon, I believe!

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Following-on from the Gem/Festival/Culpitt skiing cake-decoration posts before Christmas, I found the other skier from Festival going cheap on feebleBay the other day (£1.99 for the pair?), she (I think it's a she?) is bare-headed with long locks and goes with the bobble-hatted chap from this post.

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Also in Chris's lot was a variation of the  Hong Kong-for-Culpitt number 10-shirt footballer reaching for a long-ball, he's in better condition than mine and shows that there must be a ball out there with a little hole in it, rather than the common one with a locating-stud for the holes in some of the bases!

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In the meantime - Image courtesy of Brian Berke - and as a scaler/foil to a couple of lovely Timpo 'Great Helm' knights, this is actually a follow-up to a post on Ed Berg's lovely toy Blog, with the Grumpy/Angry Dragon from Safari! Brian did also send me shots of several Safari dragons about a year ago, and I'm afraid they are still in the queue; it's all coming - promise!

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Another one from Chris, and what a peach - the complete set of spigot-member'ed (well what else can they be called?!!) paratroopers from the Lion Group set we looked at here; Parachute Gun Set. He sent me a forth with most of the engorged spigot removed and I will spend an hour or so removing the rest to give me a 'fake' variation!

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The real reason for the bitty post this morning was because in sorting the ceramic cat into the collection, I found I already had one, hence this! I assume Fairings, but they could be a more 'art pottery' thing, anyone recognise the designs to put with an artist or studio; one of the Cornish/West Country mob?

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Chris also sent this interesting bag which could be a cereal premium bag or a cake decoration retail bag? I favour the latter option/likelihood due to the flakey paint; painted items in breakfast cereal have pretty much been confined to PVC, where the paint is 'welded' on.

It's a two figure version of the sets we saw here recently, and may have been bagged by a dealer, or be a sign that the stock was stretched-out toward the end of its run; they are the figures I consider to be the latter ones, and have no dogs (so could be a PC thing; 'riding' rather than 'hunting'?), but still add to the whole sample.

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Back to Chris's beefeater, and the very next day, (you can't make this stuff up sometimes), I went for a Christmas breakfast with some fellow-collectors, and on way, Adrian - who was giving me a lift - popped into an auctioneers to pick up some lots he'd won earlier. In one of the mixed lots was the based figure, which he chucked at me as he got back in the car!

I went from none in 54-years to two in less than 24-hours! That's beyond co-incidence, that's synergy! Co-incidence would be seeing one in a tourist kiosk a few weeks or months-later, or having a mate say 'I've got one of those somewhere' but to be given two in less than a day was a bit weird . . . I think it proves the Gods are smiling on the blog!

He's marked MADE IN HONG KONG on the plinth's step and 335 across the small of the back, and is a hard polystyrene.

And many thanks as always to Brian Berke, Chris Smith and Adrian Little (Mercator Trading).

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